Congress Passes Fiscal Cliff Deal

We now see who are “millionaires and billionaires” in practice.  They are individuals with income over $400,000 or married couples with income over $450,000.  Their top tax bracket rises from 35% to 39.6%, an increase of 13%.

The capital gains tax rate goes from 15% to 20%, an increase of 33%.

The temporarily reduced payroll [...]

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Fake Deal Rushed Through Congress

Congress broke a rancorous stalemate Tuesday to pass legislation designed to avert the so-called fiscal cliff. But the compromise bill, which blocked most impending tax increases and postponed spending cuts largely by raising taxes on upper-income Americans, left a host of issues unresolved and guaranteed continued budget clashes between the parties. …

In two [...]

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Fiscal Cliff Result: The Can Is Kicked

Nothing happened.

I was hoping that we would go over the fiscal cliff because taxes would go up on everyone. I think everyone should suffer the pain of paying for the government’s uncontrollable spending. Perhaps the “middle class”, whom politicians believe are clueless, would then start to think about the future of our country. Perhaps [...]

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